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Re: life-size sculptures

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Susan Bennett (sbennett)
Sat, 23 Oct 1999 18:22:27 -0400

I have a similar question. Last year I did large papier mache bodies, I
explained this about 6 weeks ago, so I quess they would be some where in
some file. But I am intersetd in doing something on a large scale that can
be used outdoors, perhaps concrete. Any ideas? Susan in Ohio
-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Augusta <jaugusta>
To: Michelle H. Harrell <michelle_h_harrell>
Cc: <>
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: life-size sculptures

>"Michelle H. Harrell" wrote:
>> I've bought a
>> huge roll of chicken wire and tons of plaster gauze. I thought we'd make
>> armature of the wire and cast our body parts. Has anyone out there in
>> cyberland done life size sculptures before? Any suggestions?
>You're mixing up two building methods here--won't work. To build
>from wire--you'll need to make a strong armature (like an internal
>for the figure--usually from iron pipe--then build up the form with the
>apply burlap soaked in plaster around the wire and finish up. The second
>is to do hollow core body casting with your plaster gauze--have the
>wear clothing that will be thrown away--and then have them wrap each other
>like mummies!
>More fun this way--results should be more realistic--somewhere there's a
>from George Segal who rose to fame with this method of casting.
>Best wishes,